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LINKTV
Jan 8, 2013 8:00am PST
people were injured. the attack follows another strike in pakistan that killed up to 18 people on sunday. speaking reuters, the former commander of u.s. troops in afghanistan, retired general stanley mcchrystal, issued his strongest criticism to date of the drone attacks saying -- meanwhile, a former adviser to obama and security issues has forcefully come out against drone warfare saying it is encouraging arms proliferation worldwide while causing unknown civilian casualties. writing in this month's issue of international affairs, michael boyle, an advisor on the obama campaign's counter-terrorism expert group in 2007, 2008, writes -- president obama has formally unveiled his second term nominations for two key cabinet posts, a former republican senator chuck hagel for defense secretary and counterterrorism advisor john brennan to the helm the cia. they appeared with obama on monday at the white house. >> am also grateful for opportunity to help continue to strengthen our country and our alliances. in advance global freedom, decency, humanity. as we help build a better world for all man
KCSMMHZ
Jan 8, 2013 2:30pm PST
agreed to pull out of the eastern city of goma last month. >> india has accused pakistan of killing two of its soldiers near their disputed border in kashmir. india has described it as a provocative action and said the two soldiers were killed in a firefight with pakistani forces who entered indian territory. on monday, pakistan claimed indian forces had raided one of its checkpoints. >> returning to australia now where firefighters are facing a tough night as they battle to get bushfires under control. the country has seen a week of record heat and high winds. >> this has helped the fires reach what is called catastrophic levels in some areas.% that means that the blazes are unpredictable and extremely fast-moving. residents in some areas have fled before the fires. >> it is a raging inferno that keeps on spreading. temperatures as high as 45 degrees celsius and strong winds have turned many states into tinderboxes. hundreds of bushfires are out of control, threatening to engulf the southeast of the country and the island of tasmania. authorities have closed down national parks, a firs
PBS
Jan 8, 2013 2:30pm PST
are going to have a fairly collective [inaudible] a garantor against pakistan interfering with the country and also the taliban not coming back. that is a real concern when july 2011 was the drawdown date. >> what can 8000 troops do to stop that happening? >> a good question. i would find it hard to believe that the u.s. government would not leave some number of troops. think about the blood and treasure that has gone into this. it is not just the united states. it is the u.s. and nato policy for continuation of a presence past 2014. is it a combat presence? no. it is a support to counter terrorism and a training program. the distinction between that and the combat provinces in the eye of the beholder. >> you have been following afghanistan for over a decade. your new book is "talibanistan." is that how you see the future of the country? >> luckily not. if you look at polling data, most afghans did not want the taliban. they want some negotiated settlement. it will have another election with a high turnout and they're all the things that have gone right. we know what has gone wrong. whethe
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 8:00am PST
is among eight people killed by a u.s. drone strike in pakistan. as you probably know the obama administration has stepped up the use of drones overseas to target suspected terrorists. president obama's nomination of john brennan to be the next cia director suggests that trend is likely to continue. brennan, a strong proponent of drones as the president's chief counterterrorism advisor. for more on how the u.s. drone program works let's get to chief washington correspondent james rosen. he is live for us at the state department. james? >> reporter: jon, good morning. this program presents a consistent headache for the diplomats in this building and who must frequently contend with complaints from afghan and pakistani officials who say these drones all too often wind up killing innocent civilians instead of terrorists the drone program is one of the national security initiatives that president obama inherited from the bush administration and one which the current commander-in-chief has dramatically expanded. for all his criticism of president bush during the 2008 campaign over hi
LINKTV
Jan 8, 2013 5:30am PST
. the new year is almost a week- old. there have already been three drawn attacks in pakistan. the latest has killed at least seven people in the north. last year there were 122 strikes. while the u.s. says it is targeting people who threaten its security. last wednesday, killed this man, a tribal leader affiliated with the afghan taliban. drones have always been deeply unpopular with pakistanis because of civilian deaths because. now general stanley mcchrystal, in charge of forces in afghanistan, cautions about their overuse. but president obama has just named john brenan as the one he wants to run the cia and he has been one of the strongest advocates of drawn attacks as obama's counterterrorism chief. now more from the pakistani capital islamabad. >> the pakistani establishment have said the drone strikes are counterproductive because there is collateral damage. that collateral damage has now been established by the bureau of investigative journalism and the stanford report. so there is considerable criticism about the legality of those strikes. john brenan had already said there was n
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
in pakistan. the u.s. war on terror grown reliant on the unmanned vehicles that are prepared for flight an armed with the hell fire missiles. >> i believe john brennan taking over at c.i.a. will ensure that the drone program will comet. the administration has been -- and brennan particular, selling us on the fact that drones is the magic weapon. >> bret: >> reporter: president bam banal herted the drones from the predecessor. despite his criticism of bush, he has empanded the program employing agilities to authorize 300 drone strikes that killed # ,500 people. it has long strangeed relakes with pakistan and civilian who complain about the civilian casualties. >> we endeavor to redouse zillian casualties as much as possible. -- civilian casualties as much as possible. taking the fight to al-qaeda made the united states safer. >> worked to embed evidents to a strong legal frame wok. >> civil bi liberty groups. >> the u.s. government is using drones far from the battlefield to kill people who are not presenting any threat to the united states. that is the under which force used forren the
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 7:00am EST
libya and egypt and syria and pakistan. we are talking about a world that is changing and is less responsive to u.s. pressure and u.s. military power and diplomacy. that changes something that chuck hagel is aware of and he has well-formed views on. at the heart of that view is that power should be diffused away from the american military and plates and other power centers around the world and that idea itself is controversial. president obama agrees with that and many in congress do not. host: the former senator gave an interview with his former state paper, "the lincoln journal star" he said his critics have distorted his views. guest: it is unusual for a to give any interviews at all but he has faced a much criticism that he wanted to get one opening salvo out there and that is what he did. he basically said that he will have a chance to correct the record during his confirmation hearing. we should note from that interview that he is not backing down from any of his positions. he is not saying he no longer believes in the things that he believed in that were so controversial. h
CNN
Jan 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
was the architect of the drone policy which has been controversial in places like pakistan and yemen. that's likely to be a topic of conversation in the brennan hearing. they estimate that american drones have killed as many as 171 civilians in yeppen since 2002. the real story is in pakistan where nearly 1,000 people have been killed, civilians, since 2004 by american drones. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is back at work after being hospitalized for three days. the staff welcomed her back to work today with fitting gifts. a football helmet, a jersey with the the 112, whichsomebleizes the number of countries she's visited as secretary of state. this doctor of georgetown university hospital tells "outfront" it can be regulated with medication. >>> and an "outfront" update on a story we have been following. french actor gerard depardieu met with french president vladimir putin over the weekend. the president gave him a passport and he was reportedly offered a job, i'm not joking here, to be cultural minister, but apparently he declined. he seeked russian citizenship. >> it's been 522 days sin
FOX News
Jan 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
chrystal was in that operation and he says there were missed opportunities in pakistan. and the general goes behind the scene on the hunt for the world's most wanted terrorist and the change he brought to the counter insurgency fight. >> i'm coming here to listen to my commanders and afghan partners, this is all part after listening tour. one thing i'm talking to them about is discussing the way we conduct counter insurgency. the cultural shift is to go from what we were raised as in many cases toward conventional war and kinetic options to remembering we're really here to win the population and sometimes an indirect or a softer approach is operationally more effective than might be more traditional. i think we'll all continue to work toward it, i can't predict, but i believe we're doing the right thing in making sure that every soldier and every civilian at every level is sensitized and focused on this. what are you doing? nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my
CBS
Jan 8, 2013 5:00am PST
but it's unpopular overseas especially in pakistan where drones target terrorists living in the country. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> time now is 5:10. an unusual response after a stranger is found sleeping in a house. >> i guess. a woman offers to give the intruder some coffee, then returns with something no one would expect. >> a hot air balloon crashing into a california home the moments leading up to this mishap. >> and what is cool about your school? you can submit your nomination on our website, cbssf.com/coolschool. and we just might come out and feature your school on the big show. we'll be right back. for over 60,000 california foster children nights can feel long and lonely. i miss my sister. i miss my old school. i miss my room. i don't want special treatment. i just wanna feel normal. to help, sleep train is collecting pajamas for foster children, big and small. bring your gift to any sleep train and help make a foster child's night a little cozier. not everyone can be a foster parent but anyone can help a foster child. we
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
a covert mission inside pakistan that resulted in the death of the founder and later of al qaeda, the group that attacked us on september 11th, 2001, which led congress to pass the authorization for use of military force, which has justified the 12 years of war that have followed ever since. so the announcement that bin laden was dead on may 21st -- excuse me, on may 1st, 2010, may 1st, 2010. two days later, two days later on may 3rd, 2010, two days after that announcement, retired senator chuck hagel gave an interview to his hometown paper in lincoln, nebraska "the journal star". he told the paper should reassure america and the world that america is still a leader, and we can and will get the job done. he said, quote, that is very important for the world to realize. more the point, though, chuck hagel then said, "well, now that we've killed osama bin laden, let's leave afghanistan." he said that the pursuit of bin laden and al qaeda was, quote, the reason we invaded afghanistan ten years ago. now that bin laden was dead, the president he said has to, quote, start heading toward the exits.
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 6:00am PST
in pakistan. but the use of the drones expand beyond, this discussion of how they can be used else where in africa and this goes far beyond the initial legal definition of pursuing a war against those who had perpetrated 9/11. so, i think mr. brennan has been trying to move the justifications to match the current circumstances. and the question is, will they be beyond the law? a very central proponent of the light footprint strategy. special forces in place of sending in 1 00,000 troops to iraq or afghanistan or to a ground invasion in libya or syria and that's now beginning to run a little bit to the end of its utility as you've seen in syria. so, i think he'll get a lot of questions about that, as well. >> david, who runs the drone war? the cia and the pentagon and who should run the drone war? >> well, there are two wars. the pentagon does the overuse of drones. so, we can use them, say, in afghanistan. where there is a declared military action. but in pakistan or any place where it's used in a covert way, that's the cia. and most of those decisions are made in mr. brennan's basement
PBS
Jan 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
for the administration on several occasions. >> rose: syria, for example. >> pakistan, syria, other places. and i suspect that president obama is not gng to see in senator john kerry as much of an independent operator as we saw with, say, secretary clinton who pressed very hard with bob gates for a much more muscular expansion of the surge in afghanistan. she pressed very hard for the libya intervention. and i'm -- it's not clear to me yet that secretary kerry, if he is confirmed, would necessarily press as hard as she did on those issues. he may well surprise us on that. >> rose: she has high public marks for wh she did as secretary of state. among the foreign policy people, what do they look at as her principal accomplishment? >> i think that the public marks have been a little bit higher, charlie, than what you hear from within the foreign policy community. that's usually the case in these cases. certainly when she went around the world she was a star in her own right. she certainly stood for a number of women's rights issues that are near and dear to her heart. but it was interesting out of this whi
CBS
Jan 8, 2013 4:00am PST
with killing al qaeda operatives. it's unpopular overseas especially in pakistan, drones have targeted terrorists living in the country. now the president is also reportedly close to tapping jack lu, the white house chief of staff, to be the next treasury secretary replacing tim geithner. that would require a new chief of staff. this could be part of a larger shuffling of the president's team. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. thank you very much. >>> one of the critical issues of the president's foreign policy agenda is the winding down of the war in afghanistan. this friday, mr. obama meets with afghan president hamid karzai. they'll meet in washington to discuss u.s. troop levels in the afghan army. a key issue -- how many u.s. troops will remain in afghanistan after 2014. >>> a grim search resumes this morning for two new jersey teenagers who fell through the ice on a frozen lake. the lake is located about 50 miles northwest of new york city. the boys were walking on the lake last night about 200 yards from shore when they fell in. two residents
CBS
Jan 8, 2013 4:30am PST
's unpopular overseas especially in pakistan where drones have targeted terrorists living in the country. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> switching gears at 4:38. >> shall we? >> why not. >> a wee bit of fog out there eh? >> thick in spots especially -- [ laughter ] >> especially in the east bay. >> i don't know where that came from. >> they're going to be tough to deal with today. >>> we have a dense fog advisory in the east bay valleys, visibility less than a quarter mile in spots. be careful driving. otherwise it's hazy over the bay at this hour. and looks like throughout the day not a bad day. still a little cool in spots. 36 degrees in livermore, 39 in santa rosa. and 44 in san jose. high pressure remains in place. but not forever. that is going to change as we get into tomorrow, maybe we start talking about rain highs in the 50s and 60s, not too bad, elizabeth. >> no. it's warmer than yesterday. the 60s feel good. outside now roadwork we got a lot of that going on but as far as accidents and incidents not too many. live look in
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 2:30am PST
the nomination was announced, a u.s. drone reportedly killed eight more militants in pakistan. yesterday in the announcement at the white house, president obama praised brennan's high standards as an intelligence leader. >> he has worked to imbed our efforts in a strong legal framework. he understands we're a nation of laws. and in moments of debate and decision, he asks the tough questions and he insisted on high and rigorous standards. time and again he has spoken to the american people about our counter-terrorism policies because he recognizes we have a responsibility to be open and transparent as possible. >>> all right. so in the midst of that white house ceremony that was solid and tough stuff about national security, there was one moment of comedy styling, the line of the day goes to leon panetta who is leaving as defense secretary after a long career in washington. he spoke about his retirement plans. >> the time has come for me to return to my wife sylvia, our three sons, their families, our six grandchildren and my walnut farm. dealing with a different set of nuts. >> all right
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 9:00am EST
have found shelter and protection in either pakistan or iran, and on the case, in the case of pakistan we have supported the international efforts to help those refugees that are finding asylum in pakistan. most of those refugees are not seeking resettlement. they have looked over the last few years to see if there are pockets of refugees, especially, both in pakistan and iran that are in need of resettlement. we started to resettle some refugees from both countries. we have a very small program out of iran. we are obviously not operating inside iran but are taking those people to either romania or slovakia where we can process vulnerable women and families. so we don't, i think, projected large increase in the reseller program for afghanistan, but we continue to help and i think the neighboring countries that are providing asylum. where individuals might need protection as opposed to large waves of refugees. >> thank you. >> mr. bartlett, you identified that you have a two-step process. first come you want to identify those who are eligible for this consideration, and then assure that
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 5:00pm EST
availability on thursday afternoon. >> what is happening at the india and pakistan border? this time it is kind of a serious matter took place and fightings are happening at the border. according to -- [indiscernible] with president karzai coming here and things going on in washington and what is happening in afghanistan. what if india -- it might be hurting inya. >> well, the issue of tensions between india and pakistan is something that the secretary knows very well. we all hope that we can maintain peace and stability in the region. the secretary has affirmed that on visits throughout that region including to india. on tissue of terrorism, let me say that we stand with everyone in the world to include those in india and pakistan who take a hard line against terrorists who want to kill civilians whether they are pakistani, indian or american civilians. we believe there needs to be a united front against terrorist groups operating in that part of the world and others. >> as transition to what is the last time that the secretary had been asked by yained of any kind of help -- are they going to
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 1:00pm EST
that is a good idea. the fact is, afghanistan and pakistan, that nexus, the tribal border region there that is poorly defined and poured a controlled is perhaps the most dangerous place in the world to the united states. it is where al qaeda and began. it is where the remnants of al qaeda still exists. there was a drone strike reported within the last 24 hours against terrorists in that region. that is an area that will remain a threat for the foreseeable future. we can conduct drones strikes, gather intelligence, continue to keep an eye on that area, stabilize it and influence the direction it goes, because that is the part of the world that puts the united states most at risk. host: a sovereignty issue for pakistan, but also, karzai is expected to bring up sovereignty issues for afghanistan. what will he be saying? guest: president karzai correctly feels that he does not have control of what is going on inside his country. special operations, conducting raids inside afghanistan late at night without necessarily afghan permission, or not necessarily the afghans always doing is q
FOX News
Jan 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
to his role in that subway plot. they were in contact with a shadowing al qaeda leader in pakistan known as ahmad. both using terms like wedding and marriage to refer to upcoming attacks. writing for example, the marriage is ready to suggest that they were ready to strike. naseer faces charges including providing material support to al qaeda and faces years in prison if convicted. >> shepard: the former president george h.w. bush is still in the hospital tonight. he is recovering but still no timetable for getting out of there. that's according to his spokesman. the former president bush 41 has been in the hospital since november, the day after thanksgiving for treatment of a bronchitis-related cough. he was later placed in intensive care tore nagging fever. he has since transferred to a hospital room. the spokesman said president bush the 41st is getting better and quote in recent days has taken great pride watching big football wins by texas a&m and the houston texans. while no immediate time line has been set for the president's discharge, the bushes wish to thank everyone for their m
CBS
Jan 8, 2013 7:00am PST
brennan, who served under him, 390 in the past decade in pakistan and yemen, and 340 of those were under obama and brennan, while brennan was serving him. what does that say? is brennan partly responsible for these drone attacks? what does that say about, people are very critical of these drone attacks. >> well success has many fathers and controversy has feuders, the drone attacks brings both. this process was fathered and naureur ud by mike hayden when he was the director of the cia at the very tail end of the bush administration. john brennan comes in at the beginning of the obama administration and builds white house policy and process around it. that's also one of the reasons there are few al qaeda leaders walking around today. >> we've gone from leon panetta to david petraeus briefly and now if john brennan is confirmed, john brennan. is the cia changing? >> the cia has changed drastically drastically, charlie. one of the discussions about john brennan is going to be aside from the counterterrorism paramilitary and drone world they have to get back to re
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 8:30pm EST
earlier last year governor perry was asked if you got the phone call and told that terrorist in pakistan had gotten ahold of one of the nuclear weapons? i'm not criticizing him for not knowing how to answer the question. the fact that the question was a plausible one i think says, and i don't know how answer it. my first comment would be i want to know more who has it and what we know. trying to prevent that scenario from happening or be able to deal with it if it happens is important and the cost of the country are almost -- if they were able to set it off. it's not -- we always said possibility of a war with the soviet union was a slow probability. but a serious event to plan for. there are other things like that top. so i come back to my point. the american leadership, which includes diplomacy, very definitely is important for maintaining the relatively peaceful, it's all relative. historically relatively peaceful situation we have in critical part of the world and we would be sorry to lose it. once you lost it it takes huge cost and blood and treasure to get back. i'd say the problem
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
got the phone call that said pakistan got a hold of the weapon? it was plausible and i said
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